The Summer of 2009
The Santa Fe Opera thus far has presented 143 different operas, including 44 American premieres and ten world premieres. The summer of 2009 presents a new Laurent Pelly production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring Natalie Dessay in her role debut, a new Stephen Lawless production of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” a revival of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, the world premiere of Moravec’s “The Letter”, starring Patricia Racette, and a new production of Gluck’s “Alceste”. Tickets can be purchased by telephone at 800.280.4654 (local number 505.986.5900) or through the website www.SantaFeOpera.org. Get your tickets as soon as possible as the popular operas sell out early.
[Below: Soprano Patricia Racette stars as Leslie Crosbee for the world premiere season of Morevac’s “The Letter”, based on a story by W. Somerset Maugham. That opera is in repertory with the other four operas for the Santa Fe Opera’s 2009 Summer Festival.]